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8B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January 2, 1990 Helen Woodward Our bodies are complex ma- chines which perform scads of intri- cate tasks for each one of us. Amazed by the widespread adapta- tion and use of computers, we should truly be in awe of the work done by our body. Functions are constantly performed even as we rest and sleep. The brain, of course, acts as the control center -- the monitor -- watching over the entire system. The three main contacts are the heart, the kidneys and the lungs. Many specialized cells help them perform their duties. When there is a problem i.n any department, the brain detects it and sounds the alarm, just like the I/O message ap- pears on a computer screen when a problem exists. Our cells constantly monitor our bodies and send reports to the brain. Updating is always in progress. All of the vitamins, minerals and essential oils found in the food we eat nourish the system. Essential ingredients found in nearly fifty herbs are of benefit to the respira- tory system alone. Sage, celery, chickweed and watercress are a few. By clearing our throats, cough- ing, sneezing and taking deep breaths, our lungs clean themselves every two hours, If every piece of tissue from the lungs were spread out, the surface of a tennis court would be covered. This cleaning process is a lot of work, yet we hardly know it is taking place. Watercress is a perfect example of a natural lung cleanser. High in vitamin C which aids the immune system in combating disease, water- cress also contains a special ingre- dient which cleans the lung fibers. Used with the principle of "every- thing in moderation" and "every sea- son to its time," watercress is a mar- velous and nutritive plant which should always be eaten fresh. To maintain the very high mineral con- tent only steep for a short period of time when prepared as a tea, tonic or soup. Chopped watercress added to salads or used in a sandwich is both refreshing to the palate and very nutritious. Like a computer, our input does make a difference. Editor's Note: These articles are intended for educational pur- poses only. They are not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe, nor to be considered as a substi- tute for professional health care. Harpers Ferry Mr Yoder Wants Jay's Seat John Yoder announced today that he is exploring the possibility of entering the race for United State Senate in West Virginia as a Repub- lican candidate. The Senate seat is- currently held by Democrat Jay Rockefeller. Mr Yoder, 38, lives at Harpers Ferry. Last year Mr Yoder unsuccess- fully sought a state senate seat in the Sixteenth Senatorial District. He ran as a Republican against Demo- crat Thomas Hawse, who was then an incumbent in the House of Dele- gates. Mr Yoder lost the race, which was his first venture in West Virginia politics, by a margin Of 51 per cent to 49 per cent, at a time when most RePublican candidates suffered losses by wide margins across the state. Mr Yoder stated he is "leaning heavily toward entering the race," and will make up his mind about en- tering within the next three weeks after visiting with a number of Re- publicans across the state. Mr Yoder is the first Republican in West Virginia who~ has declared an interest in running for U.S. Sen- ate at this time. Richard Lindsay, who had stated earlier he was run- ning for the position, announced last week he was pulling out "due to a lack of support from the Republican Senatorial Committee in Washing- ton." In pulling out of the race, Mr Lindsay said he could not get the Republican Senatorial Committee to introduce him to other Republican Senators to help with his campaign. "Getting help from other U.S. Senators and Congressman will be no problem for me," Mr Yoder stated. "1 do not need introductions. A number of U.S. Senators and Congressmen aril already personal friends of mine from the days when I worked at the Unjted States Su- preme Court and United States Department of Ju Itice. Some of them have already committed them- selves to working for me in the pri- mary if i choose to run and have any primary opposition." In Mr Yoder's race for State Sen- ate in West Virginia last year, a number of nationally-known Republi- can leaders made stops in West Vir- ginia to work for him. These in- cluded Anna Chennault, the Widow of General Claire Chennault, Presi- dential speech writer, Peggy Noonan, Richard Rahn, the Chief Economist and Vice President of the United States Chamber of Com- merce, and Mike Mahaffey, Chair- man of the Iowa Republican Party. Mr Yoder stated that with a race for U.S. Senate, he has lined up a num- ber of welt-known speakers to make appearances on his behalf during the coming year. He stated: "1 have no illusions, however, about the race. I know I would be a definite underdog running ,jgainst the rich- est man in the United States Sen- ate. It would be an uphill battle all the way," Mr Yoder has a combination of business, legal and government service experience. He has eight years' government employment, in- cluding holding elective office, at both the state and federal level, and "four years of business experience. In addition, he has taught marketing, management, government and busi- ness law at the college level. Yoder =s an attorney with a constitutional law and in parties who are the tics." He was born and raised on a farm in Kansas. He graduated from Chapman College at t, he top of his class in 1972, with majors in govern- ment and economics. Mr Yoder graduated from the University of Kansas law school in 1975 and completed the MBA pro- gram at the University of Chicago the following year. While attending the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, he also taught management, marketing, and busi- ness law at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. Later, he taught U.S. Government classes at Bethel, College in Newton, Kansas. In 1976, after setting up a law practice in Kansas, Mr Yoder ran for District Judge. He won the Republi- can primary, beating the incumbent by more than a 2 to 1 margin, and was subsequently elected in the general election. He took office in January of 1977, becoming at age 26, the youngest person in the United States to hold a position as a general jurisdiction trial judge, which is equivalent to Circuit Judge in West Virginia. In 1980, Mr Yoder was selected in national competition as a Judicial Fellow for the U.S. Supreme Court. After one year as a Fellow, he was appointed to a permanent position at the Supreme Court as a special assistant to the Chief Justice of the Unite States, Warren E. Burger. Next, the Reagan administration appointed Mr Yoder as the first Di- rector of the Asset Forfeiture Office at the U.S. Department of Justice. In that position, he organized and managed the new Asset Forfeiture Office," to coordinate federal efforts to seize illegal profit~ and property of those involved in drug trafficking." The U.S. Department of Justice gave him an "outstanding perform- ance rating" in that position. In 1984, Mr Yoder accepted a position as President of Business Resources Group, a management consulting firm specializing in busi- ness "start-ups, turnarounds, ac, qui- sitions and mergers." He held that position until 1987, when he began his own private law practice. Take out a subscription to the Mountain Messenger In State: $14.00 Out-of-State: $15.00 Students: SLO.5O (9 months) $1.00 OFF RAM FOR SENIOR CITIZENS Mountain Messenger 122 N. Court Street Lewisburg, WV 24901 II By Jonathan Wright Individuals suffering from alcohol ano substance abuse no longer have to travel out of the C-"eenbrier Valley for help. Humana Hospital Greenbrier Valley now offers an ex- tensive in-house rehabilitation pro- gram to serve patients from through- out southern West Virginia. The Fairlea hospital's Lifestyle Center opened September 18 and has already helped a number of pa- tients, ranging from 18 to 69 years of age. The hospital closed off a portion of the second floor to ac- commodate the center, but its total number of beds has not diminished, according to Chemical Dependency Coordinator Roberta Reed. Several offices in other parts of the building have been converted back to patient rooms, she said, as office occupants have moved to portable units adja- cent to the hospital. The program is staffed by ten nurses working on call, all of whom have received training for the Life- style Center procedures; two coun- selors, a medical director, a program director, and an office manager. "There are no locked doors here," Ms Reed says. "People are here because they want to be--to change their lifestyles." The basic 14-day in-house pro- gram begins with a three-day orien- tation (detoxification) period, during which the patient may have no visi- tors. "This period allows the patient to think seriously aleut his life's di- rection without pressure from family and friends," explains Program Di- rector Marcella Lewis. "Some people have not been able to understand that at the beginning of the treat- ment period, but afterwards they have said it was really the best thing for them at that time." The staff provides patients a schedule for each day's activities. While varying slightly from day to day, most days include wake-up at 7 a.m.; breakfast at 8; meditation at 9, community meeting, at 9:30, therapy at 10, and other morning activities. After lunch, educational sessions are held at 1 p.m., activity therapy at 2 p.m., group therapy at 3, exercise at 4, and visitation at 4:30. Fol',ov.,ing supper, the group attends Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, followed "by reading, evening meditation, and & Alcohol Treatmel ! bedtime. Other activities throughout a typical week include games, group reading, and trips to recreational and entertainment establishments. Ms Lewis stresses the conven- ience of now having the alcohol/ drug dependency unit at the Fairlea site. "So often when a patient goes to a center a considerable distance from home he may find rehabilitation very easy for the time being, while he's there," she says. "However, it may well be because he is physi- cally removed from his home com- munity and therefore doesn't have to confront those friends and family who know all about his problem. "Here at the Lifestyle Center, however, he remains in the familiar surroundings of his general commu- nity. It's much easier to work with the affected family members, too, which is a very important part of our program." Ms Lewis explains the family is called in for a consultation before the patient enters the program. They are taught appropriate methods of confronting him with his dependency and persuading him to enter the 'i:enter for help. The patient's family may things that make it more difficul the alcoholic or drug abuser to rect his problem, according to Reed. It is therefore importa~ educate families, she says, so come periodically for therapy sions. The Lifestyle Center ha,~ semi-private rooms making a ity of twelve patients. The offers help to patients on an tient basis. Many who have through the in-house. tinue to return for assistance patients, Ms Lewis says. While patients attend AA ings throughout the area, AA Anon meetings are conducted; Center each Sunday at 4 p.m. Ten patients have in-house program at the. Center since it opened in ber. "The staff and administrati Humane have been extremely ful and cooperative," Ms Ms Lewis say. Information or center is available by calling 284-5483. I Registration for the 1990 spring semester at Concord College will take place January 8 and 9 at the Administration Building in Athens. Returning students who have not participated in early course selection may sign up for classes at any time between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on those two days, Residence halls reopen at 1 .p.m. Sunday, January 7. Classes begin Wednesday, January 10. Registra- tion for the 33 on-campus night classes wilt be handled at 6 p.m. January 10. Students who have completed early course selection may pay fees by mail if the payment reaches Con- cord by January 4. They may pay in person January 3-5 or January 8-23. A $15 late registration fee goes into effect for on-campus courses on Concord Registration--January 8 [ January 11. Students may register or add courses at Concord until 4 p.m. January 17. Further information is available from the Concord Registrar's Office, 800-344-6679 toll free within West Virginia, or 384-5237. The City of White Sulphur Springs will pick up recyctable mate- rial Tuesday, January 2, instead of January 1. The City will operate a special truck January 5 to pick up Christmas trees to be taken to the Southeastern Regional Workshop where they will be recycled. Please have your trees at the same place as your regular garbage pickup. National Education Week was observed during the week of No- vember 13-17 at Smoot Elementary/ Junior High School. A bulletin board, featuring faculty and staff baby pic- tures, was displayed, Students were invited to match baby pictures with the correct individuals. Joey Morris, a student in the third grade, won the contest. The Faculty were sages donated by Mountain rage Floral. The Staff werG sented certificates desi importance within the school. All students participated Great American Read-Out sustained reading for thirty min~ Bonnie Mist Car Wash wishes to thank you for your Patronage in 1989. We look forward to serving you in the 1990's 219 N., Lewisburg, WV Brenda Barnett Diane Brown Teller Bookkeeping Donald Crookshanks Ruth Groves Executive Vice President Teller Pamela Myles Bookkeeping Loretta Heal Bookkeeping Assistant Cashier Bookkeeping Joann Powers Patricia Pugh Hilda Rider Teller Teller Bookkeeping Secretary Helen Ripley Betty Snedegar Teller Janitor Maye Staley u, John Wills Teller Cashier 0 ,O Today, we're the Western Greenbrier office of Greenbrier Valley National Bank. A new name, but the same commitment to our community that we've always had - and now, with the combined strength and security of two financial institutions - Western Greenbrier National Bank and Greenbrier Valley National Bank. The same friendly faces are still here. Our phone number is still the same. And your deposits are still protected by FDIC. But now, you can bank at any of our four offices in Rainelle, Rupert, Alderson. and GREENBRIER VALLEY NATIONAL BANK Lewisburg. And, you can enjoy additional such as a full line of Trust Services, a "Prime Timers" Club for our customers over 55 strongly committed Loan Department, services, and more. Two strong financial institutions combining fully meet the banking needs of our community. With the same friendly, courteous service you've come to know and trust over the years. The Western Greenbrier office of Greenbrier Valley National Bank. A name you can trust. (Along with 16 names you already do!) Western Greenbrier Office 28 Main Street Rainelle, WV 25962 (304) 438-6171 With offices in Alderson, Lewisburg and Rupert Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender